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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Makes US Debut In 2013

Italian Super Sports Car Marque Launches New Series, Expands Into Third Continent

Automobili Lamborghini has announced that the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, will launch in North America in 2013.  The North American series will be sanctioned IMSA this year and will race predominantly alongside Grand-Am and ALMS with a final round alongside IndyCar at Fontana, Calif.

‘The ultimate single-make series,’ featuring the 570 hp, V10, permanent four-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo, was first debuted in Europe in 2009, with a second, Asian series launching in 2012 featuring two 50-minute races during two-day race weekends.

At the end of 2013, the winners of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America will also be invited to take part in a world ‘final’ in Italy, alongside Super Trofeo winners from the European and Asian series.

“We’re delighted to extend our race series into the North American market, which reflects both the recognition and success of our race series worldwide, and the importance of the USA to Lamborghini,” said President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann. 

“Our international motorsport program, under our newly defined Squadra Corse department within Lamborghini, is the pinnacle of our various Lamborghini driving experiences, from test driving to our instructional academy and finally racing in the Super Trofeo and our new GT3 program. The US market for Lamborghini was up 50 percent in 2012 over 2011 and we continue to see the growth of our brand here: this is the perfect time to formally launch Lamborghini motorsport in the USA.”

“We’re extremely excited to be bringing the Super Trofeo to the USA,” said Lamborghini America COO Michael Lock. “The Lamborghini marque continues to gain recognition and followers apace in the USA, and motorsport is the perfect way to open the door further on our brand and our technical competence, for both our customers and also our fans.”

“The American Le Mans Series, IMSA and GRAND-AM have all enjoyed considerable success with single-make series throughout our collective history,” said ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton. “The reason for that success is based largely on the fact that people aspire to race these types of cars on North America’s most legendary circuits. We are honored that Lamborghini has chosen us to help deliver that experience to Super Trofeo competitors and fans.”

“We are thrilled to welcome another of the world’s premium automotive brands in Lamborghini to our family,” said GRAND-AM President and CEO Ed Bennett. “We believe this series will bring even more excitement to GRAND-AM and ALMS events this year and well into the future. Sports car fans appreciate exotic cars, and the Lamborghini Gallardo definitely qualifies as an exotic car.”

Rumours abound that 2014 is set to see a Grand-Am version of the GT3 spec Gallardo.

North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo - 2013 Calendar

June 15-16 - Mid-Ohio (with GRAND-AM)
July 5-6 - Lime Rock (with ALMS)
August 17-18 - Kansas Speedway (with GRAND-AM)
September 7-8 - Calabogie, Canada (with IMSA)
October 5-6 - Virginia International Raceway (with ALMS)
October 18-19 - Fontana (with Indy Car)